I am not sure what to call this. I’m calling it a DIY Starfleet clutch, because “combine these awesome fashion accessories Starfleet clutch” doesn’t quite have the same ring to it. And since the YouTube haters have already come to the yard, I’m putting my foot down and insisting you do it yourself.
Super easy right?
Here’s what you need:
I used the medical division badge, just because i like the way it looks, but it turns out that the Engineering Division Badge is currently the cheapest on Amazon at $8.79. I can attest that it’s a really nice, high quality piece. No crappy laminated plastic here.
Pin one into the other. Pretty damn easy, right? I did something very similar with a TARDIS pin a few months ago and have wanted to try it again. The awesome sparkles in the Target wristlet were asking for a similar treatment. The moral of the story? Buy broaches and pins whenever possible.
Honestly, if the Star Trek film promotion never ends, I’ll be OK with that. All the Cumberbatch interviews have lazily dancing about my ears all week and in addition to his incredible cheek bones, soul-soothing voice and errant curls - all this extra talking from his lovely mouth has revealed a good-natured attitude and feminist ideologies that, yeah, you can’t blame me for crushing even harder, ladies.
But that’s all just a sliver of my excitement for the movie coming out next week. So much so that my wardrobe choices are acceptable for Starfleet admission lately.
Welp, we have reached May 1 and and my endless squeeing about Gatsby and Tony Stark and Scotty will likely be rather annoying around here in the next couple weeks. But let’s be annoying together! I always know Emmas up for it, so she came up with this versatile look:
Isn’t she freaking gorgeous?
Best part? She’s adapted it for cubicle dwelling hours and bar stool dwelling hours in two distinctly fun ways.
It’s nearly May. You know what that means. Daisy and Tom and Gatsby and flappers and hip hip, who isn’t excited?
If you want to feel like Zelda, who by the way isn’t a loon, like much of history has painted her to be. In fact, some historians now believe she was not an insane person, but rather, just a woman who loved her love and her drink and her glitter and lived a little more loudly than the average folks. That’s not a crime. Anyway, if you want to channel Z, then perhaps one of these looks is bound to hit a hanger near your closet. I hope so. I got my flapper dress this weekend and I’m already scheming on how I can wear it to work.
There’s something about pairing a long dress with a blazer that makes a woman look wicked powerful. It harkens to eighties lengths, no doubt, but it keeps the legs under wraps and minds PG.
Another look and links to the goods after the jump.
Usually I reserve Wednesdays for discussing the glorious intersection of full time employment and accessible (and acceptable) fashion for the nerdy careerist. But today, welp, I’m craving sweats. Why not embrace it?
Don’t get me started on these people who apparently wear high heels with their favorite lounge wear. Where are the slippers? Or Doctor Who socks? (My boyfriend got me those, they are amazing!)
I think the moral of the story here is that we all deserve to sit back. Get comfy. And relax.
Jack Kerouac’s “On the Road” has long been one of my favorite books. It’s a story of two friends who hit the open road in search of meaning and experience. I love the way the story embodies the underground, dusty, restless and raw Post-War America. The coolness of the era.
When Liz and I started talking about incorporating “On the Road” into a Geeky at Work outfit, we racked our brains for styles inspired by the “beat generation” of the 1950s. Plaids, jeans, collared shirts, faded prints, windblown, carefree hair, etc. Here’s what we came up with:
But this Geeky at Work doesn’t have to begin and end at style. Perhaps we can take some larger ideas from “On the Road” and find inspiration. “On the Road” is a wild novel full of freedom and hope. It’s carefree and tenaciously eager.
I think many of us can fall into a comfortable rhythm of the 9-5. But maybe we shouldn’t let ourselves. Maybe we should be brave and take a risk here and there. So fly to Chicago to see your favorite band perform, take a long weekend to visit your mom, hop on the train to a place you’ve never been, “burn, burn, burn like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars.”
P.S. Have you seen the film adaptation of “On the Road”? If you have, let me know what you thought of it in the comments. If you haven’t, you must see it for the music and the costumes and the sets. I give it a “barely 3” out of 4 stars for those reasons. It loses a star because it seemed to lack the quick and erratic writing style of Kerouac that’s so intoxicating to the mind. But ultimately, you know what they say: “The book was better.”
Emma Bauer is a Being Geek Chic Contributor. Clearly, she’s got great taste. She is a PR enthusiast, history scholar, tea drinker, fashion devotee, and of course, aspires to Be Geek Chic.
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